If you are sick and can’t attend an exam you must:

  1. tell your school or college principal the reason for your absence immediately
  2. visit your doctor and ask them to complete the TASC Senior secondary external assessment medical certificate

TASC will not accept any other form of medical certificate.

If you become sick during an exam and can’t complete it, you must:

  1. report to an exam supervisor and explain why you are leaving
  2. fill out Part A of the TASC Senior secondary external assessment medical certificate.
  3. visit your doctor immediately, the same day and ask them to complete Part B  of the TASC Senior secondary external assessment medical certificate and return it to TASC.

TASC will not accept any other form of medical certificate.

If you can’t attend an exam for another reason you must:

  1. tell your school or college principal the reason you can’t attend the exam immediately
  2. write to the Executive Officer, TASC within five days of your exam to apply for an emergency special arrangement, detailing the reasons for your absence, and provide supporting evidence such as police reports.

Derived exam ratings

If you are ill or experience an emergency and can’t attend your exam, you can apply to have derived exam ratings applied to your results. You must submit a TASC Senior secondary external assessment medical certificate to apply for derived exam ratings.

Derived exam ratings ensure you receive a fair and equitable course result based on your internal assessments during the year and the external assessment performance of other students from your school who have performed at a similar level in their internal assessments.

Important note about medical certificates

TASC will only accept the TASC Senior secondary external assessment medical certificate as it includes all information required by TASC to make a decision about your derived exam ratings. The certificate must be dated on the day of your exam, or not more than seven days before the exam. If the certificate is dated after the date of the exam it will not be accepted by TASC.

TASC will not accept any other form of medical certificate.